DRI arrests 3 men with smuggled Indian currency, 8 kg gold worth over Rs 3 crore

DRI arrests 3 men with smuggled Indian currency, 8 kg gold worth over Rs 3 crore
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During questioning, they admitted to be carrying smuggled gold bars concealed in a specially-built cavity behind the armrest in the rear seat of the vehicle, the officials said.

NEW DELHI: The DRI has arrested three men for allegedly carrying cash and eight kg gold worth over Rs 3 crore concealed in a specially-built cavity behind the armrest of a car after being smuggled from Bangladesh, officials said on Thursday.

Munawar Alam, Mohammad Faisal and Altaf, who were travelling in a car in Kolkata on Tuesday, were intercepted following a tip-off, they said.

During questioning, they admitted to being carrying smuggled gold bars concealed in a specially-built cavity behind the armrest in the rear seat of the vehicle, the officials said.

The eight kg gold along with the Indian currency -- cumulatively valued at Rs 3.29 crore - smuggled into India from Bangladesh was seized and the three persons were arrested, they said.

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